What's in the area?
Take advantage of the coastal railtrail route between Whitby and Scarborough. Cycle hire (and sales) :
Robin Hood's Bay, with it's narrow cobbled streets and quaint cottages, is one of the most picturesque villages on the English coastline. This charming old fishing village is to be found nestling at the edge of a wide sweeping bay backed by spectacular cliffs and dramatic moorland scenery. All holidaymakers will love the beach and its cliff top walks whilst more serious walkers will enjoy the many long distance trails that pass through.
The charming and atmospheric ancient fishing port town of Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk and is ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire. Whitby is a maze of winding streets and hidden alleys, with a picturesque harbour, safe sandy beaches and, of course, the Abbey, reached by the famous 199 steps.
Located at the foot of Lythe bank Sandsend is a picturesque village set against a backdrop of cliffs and two meandering streams which lead to the sandy beach. If you look carefully you have the the chance to discover a fossil or two.
WHAT'S ON 2008
A list of local events is given on each of the location pages. (For example Whitby events are shown on the Whitby page). Other events and shows that may be of interest are listed here:
Thursday 17 - Sunday 20 April
Scarborough Literature Festival : including nationally known writers, Susan Hill, Joanne Harris, Deborah Moggach, Carol Drinkwater and Ian Rankin.
Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 April
A Victorian St George Weekend at Scarborough Castle
20 April to 21 September
Scarborough Bike 'Week'
Spring Cup - 20/04/2008
Friday 18 - Sunday 20 July
Monday 21 - Sunday 27 July
Scarborough Fayre & Continental Market
Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 July
Medieval Siege at Scarborough Castle
Monday 28 July - Thursday 28 August
Hands on History Crew - Knight & Princess School at Scarborough Castle
Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 August
King Henry's Joust at Scarborough Castle
August (date tba)
Old Gooseberry Fair at Egton Bridge
Tuesday 5 August
Littlebeck Garden Fete and Rose Queen
Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 August
Medieval Pageant at Scarborough Castle
Wednesday 20 August
Egton Agricultural Show
Saturday 23 - Monday 25 August
The Power of the Normans at Scarborough Castle
Friday 26 - Sunday 28 September
Scarborough Jazz Festival